Friday, January 22, 2010

Tax the Churches

“When facism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.”
Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) writer

California’s Proposition 8 legal challenge exposes the churches not so secret attempt to influence politics and law. Religious experts who supported the church’s stance have since withdrawn from the case, I am guessing because they cracked under questioning and admitted that some churches contributed to discrimination against gays and that religion also has been used to justify discrimination against African Americans and women.

According to the LATimes article, documents unveiled that Catholic and Mormon churches played a major role in passing Proposition 8.

This further makes the case that churches need to pay taxes, both property and income.


libhom said...

Making churches pay their fair share in taxes is long overdue.

alice, uptown said...

Might even help balance the state budget -- if nothing else, the churches could pay the sum of property taxes to support health care for the uninsured, or subsidize those whom California deems uninsurable at anything resembling a reasonable cost.